[Dnsmasq-discuss] Using a secondary set of nameservers for dynamic blocking

Ed W lists at wildgooses.com
Mon Aug 15 14:51:18 BST 2011


On 15/08/2011 14:16, richardvoigt at gmail.com wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 7:02 AM, Sam Crawford <samcrawford at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ed,
>>
>> Many thanks for the suggestion. You're quite right - my server-side
>> idea was effectively re-inventing the wheel. I've ended up going with
>> rbldnsd, which has been a breeze to setup for this task (even with
>> millions of records) and no code changes were required.
>>
>> The next step is to focus on the changes required at the dnsmasq level
>> (client side). I appreciate your suggestions regarding the CPAN
>> modules, but I'm intending for this to function on small embedded
>> devices (typically ~4MB flash), and getting Perl on there is quite
>> unlikely.
> 
> miniperl and microperl are pretty small, although distributions for
> such routers may have crammed the flash nearly full already.

I think if you want perl then you need perl.  It's a nice idea, but with
only 4MB you need to look at something more compact than perl

Interested to see where you go with dnsmasq?

Good luck

Ed W



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